Please do yourself a favour. Don’t lower your standards to fit in. Don’t shrink who you are to make others feel comfortable. Do find and surround yourself with people who like you just the way you are and who encourage you to keep growing.
The years between eighteen and twenty-eight are the hardest, psychologically. It’s then you realize this is make or break, you no longer have the excuse of youth, and it is time to become an adult – but you are not ready
Sometimes growing up isn’t what we thought it would be. It is almost never pretty. It is mostly about learning that you are to rely and count on yourself first. It is about understanding that the things you dislike about yourself aren’t definitive and the first steps towards change are acceptance and resolve. It is about accepting that the world isn’t black or white, and neither are people. It’s about not being overwhelmed by the things you don’t know or can’t do. It is about finding a way. It is about discovering what you love and hate and look for in others and in yourself. It is about coping with loneliness and abandonement. It is about handling feelings bigger than yourself. It’s neverending. It’s tiring. It’s what gets you from point A to point B. It’s what lets you look back on what you’ve done. Growing up isn’t what we thought it would be.